What is the issue - Several HR companies in China have exposed over 590 million resumes in the past 3 months due to unprotected databases.
The big picture
A security researcher and a member of the GDI Foundation Sanyam Jain has reported almost 7 incidents that saw data exposure of millions of Chinese job seekers’ resumes due to misconfigured databases.
Continued data leaks
Apart from these, another security researcher Bob Diachenko uncovered an unprotected database on April 02, 2019. This leaky database contains almost 20.5 million CVs.
“20,591,134 Chinese CVs with pretty detailed information appeared on a leaky server at some point last week. Quickly taken down by CERT after notification but I think this data might have landed in wrong hands already. Not sure if this is same data reported in Jan,” Diachenko tweeted.
The bottom line
Totaling all the exposed resumes from the above-mentioned databases, the exposed resumes now stands at a whopping 590.47 million. This indicates that Chinese HR firms are not taking the security of their servers seriously.